Returning Student Checklist
Are you a prospective student who previously attended Southwest and wants to return? Follow the checklist below to become a readmitted Saluqi.
Most required documents can be uploaded to the Admissions Documents/Forms Upload page. Use your My.Southwest student portal login or create an account to upload documents. Transcripts loaded here will not be considered official. Official college transcripts must come directly from the institution.
- Click on My.Southwest (located in the top nav bar of every Southwest webpage).
- In the Secure Access Login box, choose “First Time Users.”
- Enter the correct information in the boxes.
- Your username will appear, example: “jsmith” or “jsmith2”
- To set up your Southwest Student Account, follow the directions and create a password. Keep your password in a secure location.
- To access your student account, repeat step 1 and enter your username and password to log in.
If you need technical help, call the Help Desk at 901-333-4357 (HELP).
To help you stay on track, Southwest offers the Navigate mobile app. Using Navigate is easy and free. Simply download the Navigate Student app, select Southwest TN Community College, and log in with your Southwest username and password. Learn more about Navigate and its features by watching this video or go to this webpage – Navigate for Students at Southwest.
Request official transcripts from all institutions where you’ve enrolled since you were last at Southwest. To be considered official, the transcript must be sent directly to Southwest Tennessee Community College from the institution. Transcripts are needed even if credits from one college appears on another transcript, and even if no credits were earned. Failure to disclose all college enrollments could result in your status being re-evaluated.
Before 2011, Southwest did not keep submitted documents for more than five years. If it has been five years since you were a Southwest student, you may be asked to resubmit transcripts.
Students unable to obtain official transcripts because they are indebted to another college are not eligible to enroll at Southwest as degree-seeking. If you have an outstanding balance at another Tennessee institution, check to see if the school takes part in the Student Promise-to-Pay program. It may allow you to make pay arrangements and obtain your official transcript. Contact the Southwest Cashier’s Office for details.
If you previously attended a Tennessee institution that is now closed, request a transcript through Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) using the closed-institution transcript request form. Do not send this form to Southwest.
To be considered for aid, you must be admitted to Southwest as a degree-seeking student. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Southwest's school code is 010439. To learn more, see Financial Aid.
When your financial aid status is being evaluated, the Financial Aid Office may require more official college transcripts be added to your admissions file.
Academic advising is required for all students before being allowed to register. Once you are readmitted, you should set up an advising appointment. To learn more, see Academic Advising.
Once you have talked to your academic advisor, you are ready to register for classes. Log onto your My.Southwest student portal and select Registration/Online Services.
Questions? Call Admissions at 901-333-5924.
Last updated: October 6, 2020